Monday, 25 May 2015

The big clothes sizing issue - Riversiland skirts

Well hello there long time no see, totally my fault I know. So we had our little mans christening this weekend and I had a nightmare to find a skirt which fit which I thought I would share with you. I am a perfect size 12 (miss my size 8 body but one disastrous c-section later it isn't coming back). My top was a 12 from Lipsy which are usually small fitting however the skirt was a whole different storey. I always pick up a selection of sizes since having him to take in the changing room on this occasion I was glad I did. 

Below is the three skirts I picked up all of a similar stye however those are the skirts which fit from left to right Size10,14,12. 

My simple question is why do you do this shops I want to be able to pick up my size and no it will fit, I want to take in a selection of clothes not one item in three size!! I understand different styles have different sizes however these are a lll stretchy skirts in the same material. Sort it out please river island.

Much love 


P.s Any tips on this changing room selfie thing I can get my face (filter free) however the outfit part has me totally beat.


Thursday, 14 May 2015

A little homeware haul

I’ve always enjoyed shopping for cute little bits and pieces be that make up, clothes, baby items or my latest obsession homeward. Since buying our own home a year ago my focus has been on making it look all pretty whilst tolerable to my very masculine fiancĂ©. 

Our theme is soft purples and grey cozy comforts with plenty of yankee candles and soft fluffy pillows. I prefer to hold something in my hand for the house before I buy it (unlike clothes and jewellery where I'm an online girl) hence Next home and The Range are my favourite haunts for our little love nest. 

First up I thought Id show you some of the candle related goodies I have picked up to replace my ageing Lovely Kiku Yankee candles. Yankee candles remind me so much of being a teenager when I used to go into Clintons to sniff all the candles (usually only coming away with a small jar for my pocket money may I add). In my university years it was all about the large jars. 

Fast forward to my 20’s and I want to introduce you to a little something I cant get enough of and that is Tarts/Wax melts. These little cutie cupcake like creations come in a myriad of  scents and last for around 8 hours per tart which at £1.49 each is to me great value. My tart burner is a simple white one for £6 from tescos.

Summer Scoop - two simple words strawberry ice-cream.
Sweet Apple - The freshest scent of red apples that reminds me of days spent round my grans kitchen table with its over flowing fruit bowel.
Pink dragon fruit - The most difficult scent to describe so ill leave you with Yankee description of tropical fruits, personally its the smell of my house this summer.

Next up are these gorgeous tea light holders I picked up for £1.50 each in Next, they are almost like little flowers sitting on my mantle piece looking so pretty. 

Finally Ive seen these vases countless times at weddings and been intrigued at their unique shape……wine glass vases what girl doesn't want a giant wine glass for when the OH has pushed that little bit to far or the baby has emptied every single toy in the house unto the living room! Sadly ours is simple filled with potpourri. £10.99 from The range.

Hope you enjoyed my little homeware haul and show me what you guys are loving right now.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Creamy Pesto Chicken pasta

First off I'm going to say this isn't a cheap mummy recipe, my OH hates aldi and to be honest we rarely go out anymore so food is our luxury. Over the next few months I intend to give you some of our recipes which taste great and are easy to make.


2 large chicken breasts
2 medium onions 
2/3 of a 190g (about 130g if you like to measure) jar of Pesto 
1 teaspoon full of a spice paste (I've used everything from red curry paste to green curry paste) 
Handful of sweetcorn 
250ml of double cream 
A splash of full fat milk 


  1. Dice the chicken into 1cm cubes 
  2. Add to a pan (coated in 1cal spray if you prefer) and fry until white 
  3. Whilst the chicken is cooking chop the onions 
  4. Once the chicken is white added the onions to the pan and cook until soft 
  5. Stir in the pesto and heat for around 1 minute 
  6. Set the pasta to boil
  7. Add the double cream 
  8. Add a splash of full fat milk 
  9. Heat until the sauce thickens 
  10. Serve with pasta and garlic break 
  11. Enjoy!!!

Well hello there if anyone is there! Sorry for the distinct lack of posts life has just gotten in the way sort to speak with an 18 month old terror taking up 99.99999999% of my time and a job that thinks its entitled to 37.5 hours a week aswell.

I promise I will make more of an effort to get this blog restored to its former glory.....what ever that is. 

For now I leave you with this picture of my 18 month old terror (yes I drive a Mini stereotypical I know).

Now for the major news that I decided to leave for only those that scrole past Zach georgous picture. In the coming month we will be taking our first steps towards a FAMILY business in the launch of our own online only jewellery store check back for more.